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Isaiah 36 (WEBP)

[1] Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria attacked all of the fortified cities of Judah and captured them.
[2] The king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem to King Hezekiah with a large army. He stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool in the fuller’s field highway.
[3] Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph the recorder came out to him.
[4] Rabshakeh said to them, “Now tell Hezekiah, ‘The great king, the king of Assyria, says, “What confidence is this in which you trust?
[5] I say that your counsel and strength for the war are only vain words. Now in whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me?
[6] Behold, you trust in the staff of this bruised reed, even in Egypt, which if a man leans on it, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.
[7] But if you tell me, ‘We trust in Yahweh our God,’ isn’t that he whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, ‘You shall worship before this altar’?”
[8] Now therefore, please make a pledge to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them.
[9] How then can you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master’s servants, and put your trust in Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
[10] Have I come up now without Yahweh against this land to destroy it? Yahweh said to me, “Go up against this land, and destroy it.” ’ ”
[11] Then Eliakim, Shebna and Joah said to Rabshakeh, “Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it. Don’t speak to us in the Jews’ language in the hearing of the people who are on the wall.”
[12] But Rabshakeh said, “Has my master sent me only to your master and to you, to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who will eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?”
[13] Then Rabshakeh stood, and called out with a loud voice in the Jews’ language, and said, “Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria!
[14] The king says, ‘Don’t let Hezekiah deceive you; for he will not be able to deliver you.
[15] Don’t let Hezekiah make you trust in Yahweh, saying, “Yahweh will surely deliver us. This city won’t be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.” ’
[16] Don’t listen to Hezekiah, for the king of Assyria says, ‘Make your peace with me, and come out to me; and each of you eat from his vine, and each one from his fig tree, and each one of you drink the waters of his own cistern;
[17] until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards.
[18] Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, “Yahweh will deliver us.” Have any of the gods of the nations delivered their lands from the hand of the king of Assyria?
[19] Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Have they delivered Samaria from my hand?
[20] Who are they among all the gods of these countries that have delivered their country out of my hand, that Yahweh should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?’ ”
[21] But they remained silent, and said nothing in reply, for the king’s commandment was, “Don’t answer him.”
[22] Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.

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Isaiah 36 (KJVS)

[1] Now it came to pass in the fourteenth H702 H6240 year H8141 of king H4428 Hezekiah H2396, [that] Sennacherib H5576 king H4428 of Assyria H804 came up H5927 (8804) against all the defenced H1219 (8803) cities H5892 of Judah H3063, and took H8610 (8799) them.
[2] And the king H4428 of Assyria H804 sent H7971 (8799) Rabshakeh H7262 from Lachish H3923 to Jerusalem H3389 unto king H4428 Hezekiah H2396 with a great H3515 army H2426. And he stood H5975 (8799) by the conduit H8585 of the upper H5945 pool H1295 in the highway H4546 of the fuller’s H3526 (8801) field H7704.
[3] Then came forth H3318 (8799) unto him Eliakim H471, Hilkiah’s H2518 son H1121, which was over the house H1004, and Shebna H7644 the scribe H5608 (8802), and Joah H3098, Asaph’s H623 son H1121, the recorder H2142 (8688).
[4] And Rabshakeh H7262 said H559 (8799) unto them, Say H559 (8798) ye now to Hezekiah H2396, Thus saith H559 (8804) the great H1419 king H4428, the king H4428 of Assyria H804, What confidence H986 [is] this wherein thou trustest H982 (8804)?
[5] I say H559 (8804), [sayest thou], (but [they are but] vain H8193 words H1697) [I have] counsel H6098 and strength H1369 for war H4421: now on whom dost thou trust H982 (8804), that thou rebellest H4775 (8804) against me?
[6] Lo, thou trustest H982 (8804) in the staff H4938 of this broken H7533 (8803) reed H7070, on Egypt H4714; whereon if a man H376 lean H5564 (8735), it will go H935 (8804) into his hand H3709, and pierce H5344 (8804) it: so [is] Pharaoh H6547 king H4428 of Egypt H4714 to all that trust H982 (8802) in him.
[7] But if thou say H559 (8799) to me, We trust H982 (8804) in the LORD H3068 our God H430: [is it] not he, whose high places H1116 and whose altars H4196 Hezekiah H2396 hath taken away H5493 (8689), and said H559 (8799) to Judah H3063 and to Jerusalem H3389, Ye shall worship H7812 (8691) before H6440 this altar H4196?
[8] Now therefore give pledges H6148 (8690), I pray thee, to my master H113 the king H4428 of Assyria H804, and I will give H5414 (8799) thee two thousand H505 horses H5483, if thou be able H3201 (8799) on thy part to set H5414 (8800) riders H7392 (8802) upon them.
[9] How then wilt thou turn away H7725 (8686) the face H6440 of one H259 captain H6346 of the least H6996 of my master’s H113 servants H5650, and put thy trust H982 (8799) on Egypt H4714 for chariots H7393 and for horsemen H6571?
[10] And am I now come up H5927 (8804) without H1107 the LORD H3068 against this land H776 to destroy H7843 (8687) it? the LORD H3068 said H559 (8804) unto me, Go up H5927 (8798) against this land H776, and destroy H7843 (8685) it.
[11] Then said H559 (8799) Eliakim H471 and Shebna H7644 and Joah H3098 unto Rabshakeh H7262, Speak H1696 (8761), I pray thee, unto thy servants H5650 in the Syrian language H762; for we understand H8085 (8802) [it]: and speak H1696 (8762) not to us in the Jews’ language H3066, in the ears H241 of the people H5971 that [are] on the wall H2346.
[12] But Rabshakeh H7262 said H559 (8799), Hath my master H113 sent H7971 (8804) me to thy master H113 and to thee to speak H1696 (8763) these words H1697? [hath he] not [sent me] to the men H582 that sit H3427 (8802) upon the wall H2346, that they may eat H398 (8800) their own dung H2716 (8676) H6675, and drink H8354 (8800) their own piss H4325 H7272 (8675) H7890 with you?
[13] Then Rabshakeh H7262 stood H5975 (8799), and cried H7121 (8799) with a loud H1419 voice H6963 in the Jews’ language H3066, and said H559 (8799), Hear H8085 (8798) ye the words H1697 of the great H1419 king H4428, the king H4428 of Assyria H804.
[14] Thus saith H559 (8804) the king H4428, Let not Hezekiah H2396 deceive H5377 (8686) you: for he shall not be able H3201 (8799) to deliver H5337 (8687) you.
[15] Neither let Hezekiah H2396 make you trust H982 (8686) in the LORD H3068, saying H559 (8800), The LORD H3068 will surely H5337 (8687) deliver H5337 (8686) us: this city H5892 shall not be delivered H5414 (8735) into the hand H3027 of the king H4428 of Assyria H804.
[16] Hearken H8085 (8799) not to Hezekiah H2396: for thus saith H559 (8804) the king H4428 of Assyria H804, Make H6213 (8798) [an agreement] with me [by] a present H1293, and come out H3318 (8798) to me: and eat H398 (8798) ye every one H376 of his vine H1612, and every one H376 of his fig tree H8384, and drink H8354 (8798) ye every one H376 the waters H4325 of his own cistern H953;
[17] Until I come H935 (8800) and take you away H3947 (8804) to a land H776 like your own land H776, a land H776 of corn H1715 and wine H8492, a land H776 of bread H3899 and vineyards H3754.
[18] [Beware] lest Hezekiah H2396 persuade H5496 (8686) you, saying H559 (8800), The LORD H3068 will deliver H5337 (8686) us. Hath any H376 of the gods H430 of the nations H1471 delivered H5337 (8689) his land H776 out of the hand H3027 of the king H4428 of Assyria H804?
[19] Where [are] the gods H430 of Hamath H2574 and Arphad H774? where [are] the gods H430 of Sepharvaim H5617? and have they delivered H5337 (8689) Samaria H8111 out of my hand H3027?
[20] Who [are they] among all the gods H430 of these lands H776, that have delivered H5337 (8689) their land H776 out of my hand H3027, that the LORD H3068 should deliver H5337 (8686) Jerusalem H3389 out of my hand H3027?
[21] But they held their peace H2790 (8686), and answered H6030 (8804) him not a word H1697: for the king’s H4428 commandment H4687 was, saying H559 (8800), Answer H6030 (8799) him not.
[22] Then came H935 (8799) Eliakim H471, the son H1121 of Hilkiah H2518, that [was] over the household H1004, and Shebna H7644 the scribe H5608 (8802), and Joah H3098, the son H1121 of Asaph H623, the recorder H2142 (8688), to Hezekiah H2396 with [their] clothes H899 rent H7167 (8803), and told H5046 (8686) him the words H1697 of Rabshakeh H7262.

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 36 (YLT)

[1] And it cometh to pass, in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, come up hath Sennacherib king of Asshur against all the fenced cities of Judah, and seizeth them.
[2] And the king of Asshur sendeth Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem, unto the king Hezekiah, with a heavy force, and he standeth by the conduit of the upper pool, in the highway of the fuller’s field,
[3] and go forth unto him doth Eliakim son of Hilkiah, who is over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah son of Asaph, the remembrancer.
[4] And Rabshakeh saith unto them, ‘Say ye, I pray you, unto Hezekiah, ‘Thus said the great king, the king of Asshur, What is this confidence in which thou hast confided?
[5] I have said: Only, a word of the lips! counsel and might are for battle: now, on whom hast thou trusted, that thou hast rebelled against me?
[6] ‘Lo, thou hast trusted on the staff of this broken reed-on Egypt-which a man leaneth on, and it hath gone into his hand, and pierced it-so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all those trusting on him.
[7] ‘And dost thou say unto me, Unto Jehovah our God we have trusted? is it not He, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath turned aside, and saith to Judah and to Jerusalem, Before this altar ye do bow yourselves?
[8] ‘And now, negotiate, I pray thee, with my lord the king of Asshur, and I give to thee two thousand horses, if thou art able to put for thee riders on them.
[9] And how dost thou turn back the face of one captain of the least of the servants of my lord, and dost trust for thee on Egypt, for chariot and for horsemen?
[10] And now, without Jehovah have I come up against this land to destroy it? Jehovah said unto me, Go up unto this land, and thou hast destroyed it.’
[11] And Eliakim saith-and Shebna and Joah-unto Rabshakeh, ‘Speak, we pray thee, unto thy servants in Aramaean, for we are understanding; and do not speak unto us in Jewish, in the ears of the people who are on the wall.’
[12] And Rabshakeh saith, ‘Unto thy lord, and unto thee, hath my lord sent me to speak these words? is it not for the men-those sitting on the wall to eat their own dung and to drink their own water with you?’
[13] And Rabshakeh standeth and calleth with a great voice in Jewish, and saith, ‘Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Asshur:
[14] Thus said the king, Let not Hezekiah lift you up, for he is not able to deliver you;
[15] and let not Hezekiah make you trust unto Jehovah, saying, Jehovah doth certainly deliver us, this city is not given into the hand of the king of Asshur.
[16] ‘Do not hearken unto Hezekiah, for thus said the king of Asshur, Make ye with me a blessing, and come out unto me, and eat ye each of his vine, and each of his fig-tree, and drink ye each the waters of his own well,
[17] till my coming in, and I have taken you unto a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards;
[18] lest Hezekiah doth persuade you, saying, Jehovah doth deliver us. ‘Have the gods of the nations delivered each his land out of the hand of the king of Asshur?
[19] Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where the gods of Sepharvaim, that they have delivered Samaria out of my hand?
[20] Who among all the gods of these lands are they who have delivered their land out of my hand, that Jehovah doth deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?’
[21] And they keep silent, and have not answered him a word, for a command of the king is, saying, ‘Do not answer him.’
[22] And Eliakim son of Hilkiah, who is over the house, cometh in, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah son of Asaph, the remembrancer, unto Hezekiah with rent garments, and they declare to him the words of Rabshakeh.